Counselor's Character Classes
1st Six Weeks: CARING
Books about CARING
Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse ; Lionni
Nana Upstairs, Nana Downstairs; de Paola
Through Grandpa’s Eyes; Machlachlan
Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge; Fox
The Giving Tree; Silverstein
The Doorbell Rang; Hutchins
The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear; Wood
A Letter to Santa Claus; Impey
The Runaway Bunny; Wise
The Rainbow Fish; Pfister
Horton Hatches the Egg; Dr. Seuss
The Quiltmaker’s Gift; Brumbeau
Hooway for Wodney Wat; Lester
My Brother Charlie; Peete
The students will also learn all about who I am and how a school counselor can help them. Here is a little more about Mrs. Conkel!
Who am I?
My personal Mission Statement:
My Role at Liberty Elementary
Here is what I do at Liberty Elementary:
*Classroom Guidance Lessons - I will visit all grades K - 4 to facilitate social-emotional skills such as feelings, communication, problem-solving, diversity, respect, etc...
Consistency in providing guidance lessons is a priority to me.
*Small Group Counseling - I facilitate small groups for students who need a little extra support in a certain area.
*Individual Counseling - I meet with students short-term to work through problems that affect their academics. Referrals and facilitating relationships with parents are also important aspects of individual counseling.
*Consultations with Staff and Parents - I am available to meet and talk with teachers and parents to help support students and provide resources and education about issues affecting all children at Liberty Elementary. If you need me to be present at a parent-teacher conference, I am happy to help.
Here's what you should know about me:
*I am ONE part of the team that works to help your student succeed.
*I like to get to know ALL students so they may feel connected and safe while they are at Liberty Elementary.
*I respect both the student's and staff's right to confidentiality and it is a priority for me to build a trusting relationship with each and everyone.
*I am passionate about my role as a school counselor and helping students become respectful and responsible children for our schools and communities.
My overall plan is to maintain the processes that Beth has put into place for referrals using google docs. There will be some district-level changes that need to be put into place, but my goal is to remain as consistent as possible in regards to communication and meeting the needs of our kiddos.